Staying up to date As always, we emphasize the importance of installing the latest Windows updates when prompted on your device, so you are on the most secure version of Windows 10, which is version 1709 Fall Creators Update. We're just eight days away from Patch Tuesday, but it seems that Microsoft had to get a small cumulative update out right away. Expanding the coverage of needed updates to address Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities Today, we are also significantly expanding the Intel validated microcode updates we are making available via the Microsoft Catalog. The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security updates. Each contains a batch of fixes for lingering issues in each release.
For Windows 10 users on the Fall Creators Update, which make up the majority of Windows 10 users, the update pushes the build number up to 16299. The updates are available via the Microsoft Update Catalog. We continue to partner closely with chipset and device makers as they offer more vulnerability mitigations 2. Today, we are adding software coverage for the Meltdown vulnerability for x86 editions of Windows 7 and Windows 8. This change will expand the breadth of Windows 10 devices offered cumulative Windows security updates, including software protections for Spectre and Meltdown.
We are also adding to the breadth of Windows updates to help protect against these vulnerabilities. You can find more information and a table of updated Windows editions in our. If you see a reminder that the latest version is ready to install, we recommend you follow the steps to pick a time that works best for you or update immediately. This may occur when the Windows Update servicing stack incorrectly skips installing the newer version of some critical drivers in the cumulative update and uninstalls the currently active drivers during maintenance. A full list of available Intel microcode updates by Window 10 version can be found in. Servicing timelines for each version of Windows 10 are shared on the.
This occurs if the length of the Windows Defender Firewall policy rule exceeds 260 characters. This delta package contains just the delta changes between the previous month and the current release. . Microsoft recommends that customers with devices running other editions of Windows 10 version 1507 that are no longer supported update these devices to the latest version of Windows 10. If you have not received an update offer on an older version of Windows 10, you can always choose to install the Fall Creators Update from the. Note: Microsoft Security Response Centre and Security TechCenter are authoritative. As a reminder, Windows 10 version 1607 Anniversary Update will reach end of service and receive its final security update on April 10, 2018.
As usual, there's no need to install the update manually. For more information see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 4015562. The expanded set of covers a broad set of the latest generation Intel platforms including Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake devices, and is available for Windows 10 version 1709. Today, we are announcing the expansion of devices covered by Windows security updates by removing the anti-virus compatibility check for Windows 10 devices, expanding the availability of Intel microcode updates in the Microsoft Catalog, and adding coverage for x86 editions of Windows 7 1 and Windows 8. We will continue to broaden the number of Intel microcode updates available via the catalog as they become available to Microsoft from Intel. This issue occurs when the windows update servicing stack incorrectly skips installing the newer version of some critical drivers in the cumulative update and uninstalls the currently active drivers during maintenance.
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